The Swiss ski village of Mürren, famous as one of the first downhill ski resorts, home of the world’s longest ski race the Inferno, location for Bond movie ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ and part of the well-known Jungfrau region which also encompasses the skiing above its neighbouring resorts of Wengen and Grindelwald, has announced that it is going to go ‘Telemark Only’ for the last weekend of the season.
Now spread over four days, the resort’s Telemark Only event was started by Paul Flück in May 2016 and to promote Telemark skiing and to increase the number of Telemark skiers. It has proved a huge success, getting bigger and more popular each year.
“How cool is this? Telemark skiers will again rent the Schilthorn mountain just for themselves,” said an event spokesperson, adding, “Many Telemark skiers have been thinking about how it would be to ski in a resort just for Telemark skiers.”
The event this year will run from Thursday 2nd May to Sunday 5th May 2019 and tickets are due to go on sale shortly.
With the rest of the ski area closed the slopes from the Schilthorn to the Engetal will remain open exclusively for the Telemark Only Festival.
This means four runs served by a gondola and a quad chairlift located up between 2,400 and 3,000 metres above sea-level will be open daily from 8am to 2pm.
“The Schilthorn is a safe place regarding the snow pack. There is always a lot of snow in the beginning of May,” said the event spokesperson, adding that the Festival will have, “…a great event program and surprises.”